rockhopper

noun
rock·​hop·​per | \ˈräk-ˌhä-pər \

Definition of rockhopper 

: a small penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) with a short thick bill and a yellow crest

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Plans also call for visiting Macquarie Island, a tiny sub-Antarctic isle that is home to millions of penguins, including king, rockhopper, gentoo and royal. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Holiday paddlewheeler cruises, the best ice cream shops and more," 23 May 2018 The Milwaukee County Zoo's gentoo and rockhopper penguins line up for their monthly weigh-in. Jennifer Diliberti-shea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo to be educated and entertained," 5 Mar. 2018 The Milwaukee County Zoo's gentoo and rockhopper penguins line up for their monthly weigh-in. Jennifer Diliberti-shea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo to be educated and entertained," 5 Mar. 2018 The Milwaukee County Zoo's gentoo and rockhopper penguins line up for their monthly weigh-in. Jennifer Diliberti-shea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo to be educated and entertained," 5 Mar. 2018 The Milwaukee County Zoo's gentoo and rockhopper penguins line up for their monthly weigh-in. Jennifer Diliberti-shea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo to be educated and entertained," 5 Mar. 2018 The Milwaukee County Zoo's gentoo and rockhopper penguins line up for their monthly weigh-in. Jennifer Diliberti-shea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo to be educated and entertained," 5 Mar. 2018 The Milwaukee County Zoo's gentoo and rockhopper penguins line up for their monthly weigh-in. Jennifer Diliberti-shea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo to be educated and entertained," 5 Mar. 2018 The Milwaukee County Zoo's gentoo and rockhopper penguins line up for their monthly weigh-in. Jennifer Diliberti-shea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo to be educated and entertained," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rockhopper

1875, in the meaning defined above

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